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I arrived at my friend’s party. A few hours later she died, exactly as planned.

On June 9, 2016, the End of Life Options Act, a law that allows terminally ill adults to take an aid-in-dying medication, went into effect in California. Three weeks later I got an email from Betsy, an artist at the … Tęsti skaitymą

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When all the doctors said no, one man said yes

Abortion within 90 days of pregnancy has been legal in Italy for almost four decades. But in this strongly Catholic country, most doctors who can carry them out are conscientious objectors – in some areas of southern Italy, 83% of … Tęsti skaitymą

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Charlie Gard case: Doctors can withdraw baby’s life support

Doctors can withdraw life support from a sick baby with a rare genetic condition against his parents’ wishes, a High Court judge has ruled. more

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Swedish anti-abortion midwife sues officials in job claim

A Swedish midwife who refuses to carry out abortions is appealing to a labour tribunal after being turned down for jobs at local clinics three times. more

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Man in the Netherlands euthanised due to his alcohol addiction

A man in the Netherlands has been allowed to die because he could no longer carry on living as an alcoholic. more

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Terminally ill teen won historic ruling to preserve body

A 14-year-old girl who wanted her body to be preserved, in case she could be cured in the future, won a historic legal fight shortly before her death. more

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Assisted suicide now legal in California

Ten percent of Americans now have access to assisted suicide after Jerry Brown, governor of California, approved Assembly Bill 15 on October 5. “This is the biggest victory for the death-with-dignity movement since Oregon passed the nation’s first law two … Tęsti skaitymą

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Euthanasia law passes in Quebec, Canada, allowing terminally ill patients to die with doctor’s help

Canada’s Quebec province has adopted legislation allowing terminally ill patients to kill themselves with a doctor’s help, becoming the first jurisdiction in the country to effectively legalise assisted suicide. more

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Belgium passes law extending euthanasia to children of all ages

Belgian lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to extend the country’s euthanasia law to children under the age of 18. The 86-44 vote in the House of Representatives, on Thursday, with 12 abstentions, followed approval by the senate in December. The law … Tęsti skaitymą

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Texas hospital sued for keeping pregnant woman on life support despite family’s objections

The husband of a woman who has been kept on life support in a Texas hospital because she is pregnant has filed a suit against the hospital, claiming that it is violating Texas law by continuing to treat someone who … Tęsti skaitymą

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